Energy Independence Day: new biodiesel terminal opens in Portland

July 5 will be the grand opening date of the new Beaver Biodiesel/Whole Energy biodiesel terminal in Portland, Ore., at 2505 NW 28th Ave. Beaver Biodiesel LLC Principal, Daniel Shafer, said the timing can be viewed as Energy Independence Day.
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Austrian plant opens to pilot BDI's Biocrack biomass diesel tech

On July 2, BDI-BioEnergy International AG, formerly known as BDI-BioDiesel International, and partner OMV Aktiengesellschaft celebrated the opening of a plant in the northeastern Austrian town of Schwechat to pilot BDI's Biocrack technology.
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Administration announces investments to advance biofuels industry

The USDA, Navy and DOE announced $30 million in federal funding to match private investments in commercial-scale advanced drop-in biofuels. The energy department is also announcing a total of $32 million in new investments for earlier stage research.
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Biodiesel firm adds forestry consultant in expansion effort

As the latest move in its quest to become a major consulting firm in all alternative fuels as it has done in the biodiesel sector, Lee Enterprises added Gerald Kutney, managing director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, as a forestry expert.
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Quebec biodiesel plant receives funding, nears completion

A new biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, owned by Innoltek, has received a $200,000 loan from Canada Economic Development's Business and Regional Growth program to purchase and install a distillation system, boiler, reactors and more.
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REG now offers biodiesel via new Lebanon, Ohio, terminal

Petroleum marketers now have access to high-quality, large-volume quantities of biodiesel from a new terminal in southwest Ohio. Renewable Energy Group announced on June 28 a new terminal agreement for B100/B99 splash blending near Lebanon, Ohio.
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BP launches biodiesel blend into New Zealand retail market

BP has announced that from June 28, the company will be offering a BP biodiesel blend to Christchurch retail customers at BP Connect Hoon Hay. BP has partnered with local Christchurch company, Biodiesel New Zealand, to produce the BP biodiesel blend.
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US, Canada cooperate on advanced biofuels, clean energy tech

The U.S. DOE and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan II on June 21. The plan outlines the next phase of activities the two countries plan to undertake to jointly advance clean energy technologies.
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Industry Events

Collective Biofuels Conference

August 17-19, 2012
Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula, California

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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